For me, all I can think to do is continue to remind my family of how much I love them. Take care of myself, and actively participate in self-care and care for my own mental health in the wake of all the stress that America brings me. I know that we shouldn’t live in fear, that we have to press on and keep fighting this decades long battle for equality in this country. I always remind myself that we never asked to be here, we were forcefully brought her as slaves to the white man, and in 2020 we are being executed at their hands for wanting a fair shot, at the very least, at the opportunity to live a full life. So with that, we will all press on, prepare our children, protect our family and friends, and demand equality and justice, reminding Americans (of all walks) that BLACK LIVES MATTER! And we will never forget the lives that continue to be lost because they view our brown skin as a weapon formed against them. A weapon we never asked to bear.
NOTE: A full list of police brutality deaths are listed on RENEATER.com, dating back to 1968. Please also remember the lynching death of 14-year old Emmitt Till (1955) in Money, Mississippi, who was wrongful accused of offending a white woman by whistling at her. His image reminds us of what is capable and our ongoing responsibility to end inequity, injustice, police brutality, systemic racism, and white supremacy.
The gift of life is precious, and as such should never be taken or taken for granted no matter the complexion! Let’s all keep fighting the good fight, standing up for what’s right, and demanding equality and justice for ALL! We have the best opportunity for this call to action on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, when elect Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice President of the United States of (OUR) America!
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